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In Washington, Numbers Made Slots Bad Bet

Voters in Washington state rejected an initiative that would have allowed the expansion of electronic slot machines--only permitted in tribal casinos--to other locations, including Emerald Downs. But a top track official said it's the best thing that could have happened.

Michigan Ballot Initiative Now Considered a Toss-Up

Michigan Ballot Initiative Now Considered a Toss-Up

Thanks largely to an advertising onslaught led by Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Michigan's Proposal 1, the ballot initiative that would effectively prohibit racinos in the state, has slipped dramatically in polls and is now considered a toss-up in the Nov. 2 election.

Belinda Stronach Wins Nomination for Canadian Race

Belinda Stronach, daughter of Magna International owner Frank Stronach, won the Conservative Party nomination in Canada March 9 over Lois Brown, a long-time Canadian Alliance worker.

Early Returns: Fletcher Win Positive for Kentucky Industry

Early Returns: Fletcher Win Positive for Kentucky Industry

Racing industry officials in Kentucky are taking a wait-and-see approach in the wake of the election of Republican Congressman Ernie Fletcher as governor, but a few said Fletcher's representation of the horse industry in Washington, D.C. bodes well for Kentucky.

Kentucky Farm Managers Hear Fletcher-Pence Views on Industry

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club welcomed Kentucky Lt. Governor candidate Steve Pence to its Oct. 7 meeting. The candidate discussed what role the Fletcher-Pence administration would play in promoting the Thoroughbred industry. The state election is Nov. 4

Roark Re-elected as National HBPA President

John Roark, president of the Texas Horsemen's Partnership and a board member of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, fought back a challenge to win a second two-year term as president of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

Kentucky Horsemen Want New HBPA Elections

A petition calling for a new election of the president and board of directors of the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has circulated in the wake of the resignation of Dr. Alex Harthill as president of the more than 6,000-member organization.

South Florida Trend: A Complicated Election

The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has announced the winners of its annual board of directors election, but a protest already has been filed, and there are allegations that racetrack officials attempted to influence voters.

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